Proceeding 1852673

Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 342
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Regulatory Appeal of Administrative Penalty Notices

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of proceeding 1852673. The hearing will be scheduled after requests to participate are filed.

Description of the Proceeding

On January 8, 2016, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) filed requests for regulatory appeal of two notice of administrative penalty decisions issued by the AER to CNRL on December 10, 2015. The administrative penalties were imposed for contraventions of section 227(e) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) and section 36(1) of the Water Act.

The AER’s decision to set the matter down for a hearing was issued on February 16, 2016. CNRL and the AER’s Environment and Operational Performance Group (EOP) are parties to this regulatory appeal. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decision to impose the administrative penalties.

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?

For a copy of the hearing materials, including the initial record, or for information on AER procedures, contact
Jennifer Koppe,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-8288

How can I apply to participate in the hearing?

A request to participate must be in writing and contain the information set out under section 9(2) of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice).

Send one copy of the request to the hearing coordinator at the address above. Submissions should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers (with the first page in the document being numbered page one), and optical character recognition.

You must submit your request by 1:00 p.m. on the filing date below.

April 13, 2016

Final date to file a request to participate.

April 20, 2016

Final date for responses from CNRL and EOP to any requests to participate.

Is this a public process?

Yes. Section 49 of the Rules of Practice requires that all documents and information filed for a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

If my request to participate is approved, can I apply to get reimbursed for hearing-related costs?

Yes. To seek advanced payment or repayment of hearing-related costs, you must apply according to Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April 6, 2016.